The Real Price of Steak: New Research Reveals the Comparative Environmental Costs of Animal-Based Foods

Scientists from the Weizmann Institute and the U.S. created a tool to analyze the environmental costs of agriculture, with the goal of determining which types of animal-based food one should eat, environmentally speaking. In the most comprehensive study of its kind, they came up with answers both expected and surprising.

– Weizmann Institute of Science|23-Jul-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Wake Forest Baptist Offers Tips on How To Stay Cool When It’s Hot

Working out when it’s hot isn’t such a hot idea. Just ask Bret Nicks, M.D., associate professor of emergency medicine at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

– Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center|23-Jul-2014 2:45 PM EDT

Dog Jealousy: Study Suggests Primordial Origins for the ‘Green-Eyed Monster’

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Dogs exhibit jealous behaviors. The first experimental test of jealousy in dogs supports the view that the emotion evolved to protect social bonds from interlopers.

– University of California, San Diego|23-Jul-2014 2:00 PM EDT

UNC Researchers Find Unsuspected Characteristics of New CF Drugs

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In lab experiments using tissue samples cultured from cystic fibrosis patients, scientists at the UNC School of Medicine and the UNC Marsico Lung Institute have shown that a new CF drug counteracts the intended beneficial molecular effect of another CF drug.

– University of North Carolina School of Medicine|23-Jul-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Strategy Proposed for Preventing Diseases of Aging

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and elsewhere argue that medicine focuses too much on fighting diseases individually instead of concentrating on interventions that prevent multiple chronic diseases and extend healthy lifespan. They call for moving forward with strategies that have been shown to delay aging in animals. In addition to promoting a healthy diet and regular exercise, these strategies include manipulating molecular pathways that slow aging and promote healthy longevity.

– Washington University in St. Louis|23-Jul-2014 1:00 PM EDT

ASU Researcher Shows How Stress Hormones Promote Brain’s Building of Negative Memories

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A team from ASU and UC Irvine has discovered a key component to better understanding how traumatic memories may be strengthened in women. Their study's findings suggest that developing clinical treatments that could lower norepinephrine levels immediately following a traumatic event might offer a way to prevent this memory-enhancing mechanism from occurring.

– Arizona State University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences|23-Jul-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Vanderbilt Physicians Seeing Increase in Brown Recluse Spider Bites

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Vanderbilt medical toxicologists are reporting an increase in patients seen with brown recluse spider bites this summer.

– Vanderbilt University Medical Center|23-Jul-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Timing Everything with NFL Contracts

When renegotiating a contract in the NFL, timing is of the essence — the player can benefit financially the earlier in the offseason the contract is signed, while the team can benefit by waiting — and can mean a difference of hundreds of thousands of dollars, according to new research from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

– University of Chicago Booth School of Business|23-Jul-2014 11:25 AM EDT
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